Three Fiddle CDs for Fall
Harald Haugaard’s latest album is called Burning Fields. A solo outing this time, for a man who is most often found in bands and duos. Here he moves from the folk tinged opener. Morgen, through lively rock influenced tunes into The Burning Fields Suite, a composition which is classical in form yet draws in the folk roots of Haugaard's’ native Denmark.
Oliver Schroer took his fiddle with him in a backpack as he walked the pilgrimage route along northern Spain’s Camino de Santiago. The ideas he found there as well as the sounds, weave through his music on Camino. Take a look at the sleeve notes, too -- moving back and forth among five languages. they hold an aspect of music in the words, as well.
Hanneke Cassel most often plays and composes in Cape Breton and Scottish style. Teaming up with guitarist Christopher Lewis, she turned those ideas to making a recording of hymns from many traditions, with a contemporary one or two thrown in for good measure. The result is called Calm the Raging Sea.
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